Monthly Archives: May 2013

Crib Bumpers Recalled Due To Entanglement Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled the Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Bumpers manufactured from April 2009 through July 2012. The manufacturer has received two reports of the decorative stitching coming loose and entangling children, including reports of … Continue reading

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Swartz & Swartz Urges Families To Think “Safety First” In And Around Water This Summer

A new government report reveals that children younger than age 5 represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involving children younger than … Continue reading

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Children’s Beds Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Consumers have been advised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to stop using Lea Panel Loft and Bunk Beds.  The identified hazard involves the bed’s side mattress support rails, which can break, thereby posing a fall hazard. More than … Continue reading

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Boston Bicyclist Struck and Killed

A visiting scientist from Japan has been killed while riding her bicycle in Boston. Police say that the rider, who has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was struck at the intersection of Beacon Street and Charlesgate … Continue reading

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Avon Recalls Microwave Popcorn Maker Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Today, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Microwave Popcorn Makers. When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers. Avon has received 20 … Continue reading

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Powell Company Recalls Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards

Bean bag chairs without a permanent zipper closure allow young children to unzip, ingest or inhale the small beads inside of the bean bag chair, posing a suffocation and strangulation hazard. The recalled Anywhere Lounger bean bag chairs are 100% … Continue reading

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Deezo Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Today, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Deezo Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings due to strangulation hazard. This recall involves a Deezo brand boys’, girls’, and toddlers’ zip-up hoodies made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. … Continue reading

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Meijer Recalls Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heaters Due to a Fire Hazard

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters; the heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date … Continue reading

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CPSC Approves Proposed Rule Aimed at Making Strollers Safer

To help prevent further deaths and injuries to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to approve a notice of proposed rule making (NPR) to create a federal safety standard for strollers. The Commission voted unanimously (3-0) … Continue reading

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Toro Recalls Zero Turn Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

Today the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of the Zero Turn Riding Mowers due to potential fire hazard. The idler pulley can rub against the mower’s fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. About 3,700 units were sold … Continue reading

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